Chips from a German Workshop: Essays on literature, biography, and antiquities

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Longmans, Green, 1870 - Comparative linguistics
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Page 57 - Mbelunge, as it was written down at the end of the twelfth or the beginning of the thirteenth century, is sorrow after joy.
Page 199 - St. Louis and his companions, as described by Joinville, not only in their glistening armour, but in their every-day attire, are brought nearer to us, become intelligible to us, and teach us lessons of humanity which we can learn from men only, and not from saints and heroes. Here lies the real value of real history. It widens our minds and our hearts, and gives...
Page 270 - ... the players conne not their parts without booke, but are prompted by one called the ordinary, who followeth at their back with the book in his hand, and telleth them softly what they must pronounce aloud.
Page 281 - After my visit to Ellora the subject of Indian Buddhism was taken up in an able and elaborate paper by Mr. Erskine of Bombay, which appeared in the same volume with my account of Ellora. Attention was now called to a new field of inquiry, and ere long remarkable facts were elicited by those distinguished...
Page 387 - The composure with which she filled the throne, while awaiting the Commons, was a test of character — no fidget and no apathy. Then, her voice and enunciation could not be more perfect. In short, it could not be said that she did well, but she was the Queen ; she was, and felt herself to be, the acknowledged chief among grand national realities. Placed in a narrow space behind Her...
Page 75 - ... should be lost, For in them is the cunning wherein I me boast. But if it fortune that any learned man Within my house fall to disputation, I drawe the curtaynes to shewe my...
Page 387 - The Queen often spoke with me about education, and in particular of religious instruction. Her views are very serious, but at the same time liberal and comprehensive.
Page 57 - And she rushes to her mother Ute, that she may read the dream for her ; and her mother tells her what it means. And then the coy maiden answers : — " No more, no more, dear mother, say, From many a woman's fortune this truth is clear as day, That falsely smiling Pleasure with Pain requites us ever. I from both will keep me, and thus will sorrow never.
Page 3 - For no man hath propounded to himself the general state of learning to be described and represented from age to age, as many have done the works of nature, and the state civil and ecclesiastical; without which the history of the world seemeth to me to be as the statue of Polyphemus with his eye out, that part being wanting which doth most shew the spirit and life of the person...
Page 269 - Romanes vetus Comedia. For representing it, they raise an earthen amphitheatre in some open field, having the Diameter of his enclosed playne some 40 or 50 foot. The Country people flock from all sides, many miles off to hear and see it ; for they have therein devils and devices, to delight as well the eye as the eare...

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